Speaking and Teaching

I am available to do book talks or school readings from any of my books:

Marie-Anne Lagimodière: The Incredible Story of Louis Riel’s Grandmother
Grey Owl: The Curious Life of Archie Belaney
The Battle of Seven Oaks: And the Violent Birth of the Red River Settlement
Sir Robert Borden: The shy guy who challenged an empire
A People on the Move: The Métis of the Western Plains
Tecumseh: Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812
People of the Fur Trade: from Native Trappers to Chief Factors
The Laird of Fort William: William McGillivray and the North West Company
Letitia Hargrave: Mistress of York Factory
Alexander Ross: Alexander Ross and his Country-Born Family from Columbia Countey to Red River

Some of the presentations I have made in the last few years include the following:

  • October 2011 – Book launch and school readings for A People on the Move: the Métis of the Western Plains in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • November 2011 – Workshop at North American Voyageur Council Fall Gathering in St. Boniface, Manitoba
  • August 2012 – Spent three days as an historian/ story teller on board Via Rail between Winnipeg and Toronto and return. I gave illustrated presentations based on my books A People on the Move, People of the Fur Trade and The Battle of Seven Oaks.
  • September 2012 – Class on the Red River Settlement at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, Manitoba

I have done book talks for everyone from 5th grade students to senior citizens. Your group might be eligible for financial support from the Manitoba Arts Council to host my talk. For details, check the MAC website at www.artscouncil.mb.ca.